Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I was a slacker this year and didn't get around to doing Christmas cards, so I thought I'd post something on here for anyone that still checks.

Audrey is turning 2 in just a few weeks! She’s our little firecracker and always keeps us moving. She runs on her tip toes (where did she get that from?!) wherever she goes and is usually as happy as can be.  She loves babies and is quickly mastering her colors and letters. She is quite the little talker these days, though it’s still a guessing game to figure out exactly what she says!

Evan is 4 and is enjoying preschool. He goes twice a week with 3 of his best buddies. He just finished his first soccer season and is getting ready to start T-Ball in the spring. He is a great big brother and loves anything related to space! He can tell you a couple facts about each planet and even some of their moons! He has been starting to read and spell and loves to do simple math problems!

Baby Brother is due February 7! We’re getting very close and are anxious to meet him. We are still trying to decide on a name, but are determined to have it picked out before his big debut. Evan is very excited to have a little brother! Audrey on the other hand is in for a big surprise! She loves babies, but we’re not so sure she’ll like being replaced as the baby in our family.

I’m busy chasing two toddlers around while trying to sneak in a nap every once in a while. I am currently serving as the 10 year old primary teacher and it’s been a lot of fun. I’m definitely counting down the days until I’m done being pregnant and I have another blue bundle to snuggle!

Reed has been keeping busy as a field engineer at PCL Construction. He recently was able to present at a regional conference and is being a great missionary to those he works with. . He is currently serving as a priest advisor in our ward and is enjoying keeping those boys in line!

And though PCL has been good to us, Reed will be starting a new job as an Assistant Engineer for Webb Associates after the holidays. We are excited for the change and are so grateful for the opportunities it will provide our family. One of the big differences will be that we won't be moving around every few years! We have loved being here in Riverside and are excited to really call it home.

We're so grateful for the wonderful year we have had and are looking forward to all the exciting changes that 2014 will bring. We love this time of the year that we have to reflect on the birth of our Savior and are so grateful for Him and His gospel. We hope this finds you all well and that you all have a very merry Christmas!